Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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Robert Arellano, Achy Obejas, & Nelson George – Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA

An Akashic Books powerhouse lineup: Robert Arellano (Havana Libre, Havana Lunar), Achy Obejas (Tower of the Antilles, Ruins, Havana Noir), and Nelson George (To Funk and Die in LA, The Lost Treasures of R&B, The Accidental Hunter, The Plot Against Hip-Hop) at Elliott Bay Book Company.

Achy Obejas — Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Tampa, FL

“Writing as Migration,” with May-lee Chai, Ploi Pirapokin, Nayomi Munaweera, and Achy Obejas, moderated by Nancy Au. Meaning thrives within the liminal linguistic space between words. For translators, this space is uniquely fraught. How do translators carry the scars of history, intersecting cultures and languages under their skin? What forms of resistance subsist and thrive […]


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